Newcastle United are preparing a new offer for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos after the La Liga side reportedly rejected their opening bid.
According to talkSPORT, Newcastle United are preparing a new offer to sign Diego Carlos from Sevilla. Their first offer of £25 million was rejected by the La Liga side recently, which has not deterred the Magpies in their pursuit of the Brazilian centre-back.
The 28-year-old has carved out a reputation for himself in Spain for his no-nonsense style of defending, which has helped Sevilla punch above their weight in recent seasons and achieve success. Diego Carlos had been courted by the likes of Liverpool, among other big sides, before he decided to join the Spanish side back in 2019.
However, there could be a transfer opportunity for the player and Sevilla to get some returns over the talented Brazilian. A move to England could be on the cards, as Newcastle United embark on a chase of the defender. The Magpies submitted an offer worth £25 million earlier this week, which Sevilla supposedly rejected out of hand, as the Spanish side is seeking more than that.
Now, according to the report, Newcastle are set to try signing Carlos again by tabling a new offer for the defender. The next bid is expected to be near £40 million, as they hope Sevilla reconsider their original stance. The La Liga side are somewhat cash strapped and could welcome a financial injection through player sales.
If the figures mentioned above are accurate, Sevilla might not hesitate to accept, and then the decision will rely upon Carlos to make the switch. Backed by the deep pockets of their new owners, Newcastle have been looking for a centre-back to solve their issues in defence.
The Magpies languish in the 19th spot in the Premier League table and are very much in danger of dropping out of the top flight. They have leaked 42 goals already as the season and Eddie Howe wants to improve things on that front in the second half of the campaign to avoid relegation.
Newcastle have already agreed a move for Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, and now want a centre-back to shore up their backline. While Sevilla may end up accepting a good offer such as the £40 million, it will be interesting to see if Carlos would want to move to the Tyneside outfit.